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The end of Atlanticism: has Trump killed the ideology that won the cold war? | News | The Guardian
"special relationship" - The foreign policy establishment has been lamenting its death for half a century. But Atlanticism has long been a convenient myth // Atlanticism has never had a very stable meaning. For one thing, the US and Europe have not always considered each other natural political partners. For most of American history, there hasn’t even been a unified “Europe” to partner with. [...] Advertisement

In 1973, Henry Kissinger, himself a transatlantic refugee, launched a “Year of Europe” tour to try to save the relationship in the name of containment, preventing the further growth of the Soviet Union. Speaking as Nixon’s national security adviser, he asked whether the Atlantic community could thrive as the memory of the second world war began to fade. As the “rigid divisions of the past two decades diminish, new assertions of national identity and national rivalry emerge”. He argued that Americans should continue to support European unity. “If we permit the Atlantic partnership to atrophy … we shall miss our historic opportunity for even greater achievement.”
Donald  Trump  DonaldTrump  Brexit  Atlanticism  foreign  policy  affairs  diplomacy  USA  UK  Germany  Europe  China  Russia  history  coldwar  special  relationship  myth  nationalism  Kissinger  politics  foreignaffairs  Interventionism  Iraq  Afghanistan  nuclear  deterrent  G-Zero 
september 2018 by asterisk2a
(11596) Jimmy Kimmel Faces Off With MAGA Fools, Embraces DACA Family - YouTube
Also 2nd class citizens. All build on myth and misunderstandind. "da oben aufm berg in dem haus wohnt eine hexe und isst kinder." get da bloss nicht hin

MODERN FOLKLORE: See IPPR Local Migration Panel: Corby "get cell phone and everyting" - https://twitter.com/minoritybeef/status/1033707934461644800 & https://www.ippr.org/research/publications/local-migration-panel-corby
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  MAGA  DACA  myth  Volksmythen  Geschichten  immigration  Brexit  Volksmythos  AfD  neonazi  Naziproblem  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  DailyMail  Daily  Mail  neo-nazi  PEGIDA  Social  Media  populism  demagoguery  demagogy  fascism  racism  white  supremacy  post-racial  America  BAME  discrimination  prejudice  bigotry  Xenophobia  Homophobia  homophobic  LGBT  UK  Austerity  folklor 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk—they come from families with money — Quartz
micro social safety net helps taking risks. see also what happens to your brain when living in poverty day to day. // And this is a key advantage: When basic needs are met, it’s easier to be creative; when you know you have a safety net, you are more willing to take risks. “Many other researchers have replicated the finding that entrepreneurship is more about cash than dash,” University of Warwick professor Andrew Oswald tells Quartz. “Genes probably matter, as in most things in life, but not much.” [...] “If one does not have money in the form of a family with money, the chances of becoming an entrepreneur drop quite a bit,” Levine tells Quartz.
Entrepreneurship  Silicon  Valley  Grundeinkommen  Universal  Basic  Income  social  safety  net  Dogma  chronic  stress  poverty  trap  Deprivation  Middle  Class  working  poor  Myth  UBI  risk  mental  health  Start-up 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Connie Fisher on Make-Up
evolutionary psychology explanation: in more patriarchal societies, women wear less make-up (middle east v western world) make-up is a signal of equality. why do women wear make-up? "women have to show sexiness (attractiveness) to signal fertility. [...] subconscious natural selection." // industry worker "a treat, feeling good that rather looking good." // art, and can look like a different person // study showed that people prefer no-make-up make-up look. // advertising and marketing is positioning and spin it that it is seen in a feminist way along the way of 'you made the decision, you made yourself look better, ...' rarely do we judge men by their look ... ie rob ford toronto mayor, or chris christie. // Selfie has become a culture/pop culture phenomenon. bare face selfie is seen now as courageous! #trend - bare face is so alien to our make-up (look your best) norm/cultural norm! // putting on make-up and nice outfit (shopping, treat) can become coping mechanism against stress.
make-up  Beauty  Myth  image  industry  feminism  feminist  gossip  gossip  culture  celebrity  culture  Selbstdarstellung  Selfie  superficial  sickness  standard  Fashion  values  Alain  de  Botton  philosophy  gender-based  discrimination  Photoshop  photoshopped  Tabloid 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Exploring Prostate Cancer Treatment Options - NYTimes.com
And now comes “Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers,” by Ralph H. Blum and Dr. Mark Scholz, effectively confirming my whimsical paranoia.

They add that only about 1 in 7 men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer are at risk for a serious form of the disease. “Out of 50,000 radical prostatectomies performed every year in the United States alone,” Dr. Scholz writes, “more than 40,000 are unnecessary. In other words, the vast majority of men with prostate cancer would have lived just as long without any operation at all. Most did not need to have their sexuality cut out.”

Yet radical prostatectomy is still the treatment recommended most often, even though a recent study in The New England Journal of Medicine suggested that it extended the lives of just 1 patient in 48.

In my experience, doctors play down punishing side effects like incontinence, impotence and shrinking of the penis. Those are just words when you hear them, but beyond language when you go through them.
cancer  prostate  myth  health 
september 2010 by asterisk2a

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